Manama, Bahrain: stc Bahrain, a world-class digital enabler, has partnered with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) to sponsor a Technology Learning Incubator (TEL) for three years.
The first of its kind in Bahrain, the RCSI Bahrain TEL Incubator for Research and Associated Studies is located at the RCSI Bahrain Campus in Busaiteen and aims to improve education through digital means and study the capabilities of these methods. Offering innovative digital learning solutions, including audible ones, the incubator will provide a platform to conduct different types of research, to be made available to students and other actors in the field.
This partnership underscores stc Bahrain’s strong commitment to investing in the country’s educational technology and actively supports the Kingdom’s initiative to promote digital empowerment in education.
By working collaboratively on the TEL incubator, stc Bahrain and RCSI Bahrain will increase engagement in education and healthcare across the region. This alliance will also promote the development of education as a direct result of the work and research of both companies.
RCSI Bahrain currently operates a dual education system (blended learning), with on-campus and online instruction, using evidence-based TEL approaches, thus paving the way for high-level educational research involving TEL and underlying neuroscience of learning.
CEO of stc Bahrain, Nezar Banabeela, paid a special visit to the TEL incubator at the RCSI campus to tour the facilities, where RCSI Chairman, Prof. Sameer Otoom received him. During the visit, the RCSI team briefed the CEO of stc on the capabilities of the TEL incubator to explore new innovative solutions and educational models to support the development of skills relevant to today’s world. The CEO of stc Bahrain was joined by stc Director of Government Affairs, Sh. Zeyad bin Faisal Al Khalifa and the CSR team during his visit.
Commenting on the partnership, CEO of stc Bahrain, Eng. Nezar Banabeela, said, “We are delighted to enter into a partnership to sponsor the RCSI Bahrain TEL incubator which will help boost digital education in Bahrain. With community development initiatives like this, we aim to support education technology for the younger generation and continue to support the Kingdom’s digital vision of becoming a smart and sustainable society. We look forward to our collaboration with RCSI Bahrain and hope to reach out to other institutions in different fields.
Going further, Mr. Stephen Harrison-Mirfield, Chief Operating Officer of RCSI Bahrain, said: “As educators and researchers, it is our responsibility to use our expertise, knowledge and discoveries to foster the improving health education in our communities and societies. The aim of the RCSI Bahrain TEL Incubator is to delve into the science behind TEL and develop advanced study programs in the field of e-learning. Our collaboration with stc Bahrain on the TEL incubator will help us explore this area with a partner who has a digital vision.
As a leading digital enabler, stc Bahrain continues to lend its expertise to the Kingdom’s vision to embrace a culture of digital learning and advance its digital future.
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About stc Bahrain
stc Bahrain, a subsidiary of the stc group, is the most dynamic and innovative telecommunications operator in Bahrain. Since its inception in 2010, stc Bahrain has revolutionized the telecommunications industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain and quickly become a market leader, a position it has maintained to this day by investing in next-generation technologies and introducing innovative solutions for the people of Bahrain. In 2018, stc Bahrain disrupted fintech with its ecosystem of stc pay services.
stc Bahrain has made many local, regional and global breakthroughs, earning it more than 20 awards in just nine years for being the best, widest and fastest network that connects people to a multitude of products and Services. Its relentless dedication to innovation has positioned it as a driving force in delivering telecom, digital and mobile financial services to everyday customers, homes and businesses. With a wide range of benefits and customizable offerings that provide ultimate control and flexibility in a world of evolving digital needs, stc Bahrain has today not only become the preferred telecommunications network in Bahrain, but also the disruptor fearless most forward-looking in telecommunications and fintech.
About RCSI Bahrain
RCSI Bahrain is a constituent university of RCSI, which was established in Dublin, Ireland in 1784. RCSI Bahrain, an independent private university, opened its doors to a cohort of 28 medical students in 2004. It is a non-profit health organization. science institution focused on education and research to bring about positive change in all areas of human health worldwide. Today, the purpose-built campus is home to a student body of over 1,300 medical school students; Nursing and Midwifery and Postgraduate Studies and Research.